Breakups can be very messy, especially when it involves Hollywood celebrities and heavyweights like Anthony Anderson, 53 and his ex-wife, Alvina Stewart, 52. As the dust settles after their 19-month-long second split, the details of their divorce settlement are making headlines. Brace yourselves for the jaw-dropping numbers and intriguing twists in this celebrity breakup saga!
According to the court documents obtained by TMZ, the black-ish actor has been slapped with a $20,000 monthly alimony bill, courtesy of his divorce settlement with Alvina Stewart. But here’s the twist – that’s just the base amount! If Anderson’s annual earnings surpass the $2 million mark, he’s looking at an additional 20% of his income heading straight to his ex’s bank account. Ouch! Talk about an incentive to keep those earnings in check.
Divorce isn’t just about money; it’s also about the division of assets. In this case, Anderson gets to keep their property in Encino, California, and a 2004 Land Rover, while Alvina walks away with a 2022 Mazda and their Houston residence. But it gets spicier – the former couple shares a cemetery plot at Inglewood Park Cemetery. They’ll be parting ways with it and splitting the proceeds. Talk about an eerie financial arrangement!
Adding some extra spice to this divorce cocktail, there’s a Glock-19 firearm registered to Alvina but currently in Anthony’s possession. According to the court documents, he has 30 days to return it to law enforcement. This situation takes the concept of “dividing assets” to a whole new level.
This isn’t the first time these two have danced around the divorce ring. Alvina originally filed for divorce in 2015, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking spousal support. However, she withdrew the divorce petition in 2017, and it seemed like their love story was back on track. But fast forward to 2022, and the divorce papers were back on the table, with Alvina once again asking for spousal support and attorney’s fees.
Anderson didn’t waste any time responding. He listed the date of separation as February 25, 2022, and cited irreconcilable differences as well. It’s safe to say the second round of divorce proceedings was less forgiving than the first.
Behind all of the drama lies a particularly interesting love story that began with a simple knock on the door. Anderson has shared in an interview that during his sophomore year, he went to invite a friend to a party. But when his friend didn’t show up, his future wife, Alvina, did. That chance encounter led to their 22-year-long marriage filled with ups and downs, eventually culminating in their most recent divorce.
“My sophomore year, her freshman year, I knew a girl who lived in the apartment, so I went to knock on the door to invite her to this party that me and my buddies were having,” he said. “My wife answered the door. I was like, ‘I was coming to invite Stacey to this party we’re having.’ Stacey didn’t show up, but my wife did – and we have been together ever since that night. And I was just me: I got there early, she didn’t see nobody else, she was, ‘All right, I’m gonna rock out with this dude!'”
Anderson described their relationship as one of opposites attracting, with him being loud and Alvina being quiet. It’s a classic case of two people finding balance in their differences.
They share two children, daughter Kyra, 27, and son Nathan, 22.
While the eye-popping figures of Anderson’s alimony payments command attention, it’s crucial to recognize the multifaceted nature of divorce, particularly for high-earning individuals in the world of entertainment. Celebrity divorces are a peculiar blend of personal narratives and financial negotiations.
In the end, while the financial repercussions of their divorce may dominate the headlines, it’s the emotional and personal aspects of their journey that will linger in their hearts. Divorce, as it often does, becomes a chapter in the larger narrative of their lives, a narrative that continues to evolve, adapt, and grow, even when faced with the complexities of untangling the past. Amidst the courtroom battles, asset divisions, and unexpected twists, there’s a poignant love story that will forever be a part of Anthony Anderson and Alvina Stewart’s individual journeys.